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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

February, 2007

  • Everything you wanted to know about BI (But were afraid to ask..)

    Emma has recently alerted me to, what can only be described as a huge bundle of B.I Loveliness, in the shape of a Business Intelligence BootCamp. Don't worry, you don't need to shine your army boots*, or stand to attention*, but if you are interested...
  • Vista Search: Au Naturale...

    You may be interested to know that I'm actually writing this blog post at about 35,000 feet, cruising along on BA049 from London Heathrow to Seattle Tacoma. I know what you are thinking; I work too hard, right? Well, for me, plane time (while my battery...
  • Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Tool

    Now this is a great tool for both Partners, and customers. Why? Well I'm going to tell you. So, what is it, does it have a website, and more importantly, does it have an acronym? Well, yes it has a website , yes it has an acronym, WVHA (rolls off the...
  • Friends again: Vista and SQL

    With the announcement of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you can now be safe in the knowledge that your database system will not only run efficiently, but will be supported on Vista, and you can now take advantage of enhancements in the familiar...
  • Virtual PC 2007: New version, new website!

    Virtual PC is in the wild, it's supported on Vista, it runs Vista in a virtual environment, and best of all, it's incredibly cost effective a.k.a free. It's also got a shiny new website - well, I tell a lie (they don't come out often...!) it's not got...
  • Interested in web and design technologies? Read on...

    As you know, Microsoft are in the process of releasing a cracking suite of products which fall under the umbrella of 'Expression Studio'. Expression Web has already hit the market, with Expression Blend and Expression Design not too far behind ( you can...
  • I'm really getting into my books...

    Literally, I am. For those of you out there who witnessed some of the launch footage for Vista and Office 2007 at the end of January, you will no doubt have heard of an application that was built, right here on Her Majesty's shores, for the British Library...